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Powers, Richard


Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1844, Colchester, VT
Death: 02/02/1897

Burial: New Catholic Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 44802934


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/21/1891, Widow Ellen, 2/20/1897, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site


Cousin of Peter Crosby , Essex Junction, VT

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New Catholic Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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WILLIAM AND ROBERT SHERIDAN AND ROBERT AND RICHARD POWERS were two pairs of brothers and stalwart young men of Irish descent. I group these together for what I should say of one I should have to say of the others. There was no lack in the soldierly qualification of these four men. Strong, able-bodied and equal to any and all hardships and uniformly good tempered. They marched, fought and were mustered out with the regiment. It has seemed to me that these men with their health and constitutions had promise of long life. But three of them have been dead a good many years. William was living in California the last I knew of him in 1900.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 541



Richard Powers, for 30 years a well-known citizen of this village, died at his residence on Lincoln avenue Tuesday evening, February 2. He was 54 years of age. He had had Bright's disease for a long time. Several weeks ago he had three fingers badly injured in the cogs of a derrick, which probably had something to do with his death. He served in the 13th Vermont infantry and after his discharge came to Bennington to reside. He had previously been in the employ of B. B. Smalley and had considerable reputation as a landscape gardener, having laid out some of the handsomest grounds in the place. His death was sudden, as he was around home and in the village on the day of his death. He was seized soon after supper with a fainting spell and died very soon. He had many friends. Mr. Powers leaves a wife here, and a brother and a sister, who reside in Burlington. His sister was here at the funeral, which was held at St. Francis de Sales' church Thursday morning, Rev. A. J. Barron officiating. The interment was at the Catholic cemetery at the Center village.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, February 6, 1897
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.